Starting from the dirt car park on Lake Morris Road, this walk takes you to White Rock Peak in Dinden National Park and back, visiting Mount Sheridan along the way. This walk is pretty close to Cairns, Queensland, and it is suitable for families with kids with short steep sections. You can traverse through the rainforest and reach White Rock Lookout, where you can enjoy the open views of Cairns. There is a lot of shade along the walk. Keep in mind that it can get a little slippery after rainfall. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to McCoombe Street, 91 then drive for 2.4 km
Keep left onto Pease Street, 91 and drive for another 2.6 km
Turn left onto Lake Morris Road and drive for another 9.8 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Lake Morris Road(460 metres northeast of Lake Morris Reserve Lookout), head towards the woodland along the gravel track gently uphill, moving directly away from the yellow U turn - speed limit(20 km/h) sign across the road. Follow the said track as it meanders up towards the summit of Mount Sheridan to continue along White Rock Peak from Lake Morris Road Track.....
Directions & comments
After 730 m pass the "Mount Sheridan" (8 m on your right).
After another 1.7 km pass the "White Rock Peak" (25 m on your right).
After another 15 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.4 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
White Rock Peak from Lake Morris Road
1 h 30 min to 3 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)